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By Ward Andrews Jun 23, 2020 Imagine you’re gearing up for an intense whitewater river rafting trip.
Do you: a.
Inflate your raft, jump on and go b.
Hire a master river guide to lead the way A solo rafting trip down the river might be thrilling (for better or for worse), but think of how much better it could be with an experienced guide—someone who knows the best and safest route, how to avoid the large rocks, when to redistribute weight in the raft, and what to watch out for in terms of weather or unfavorable condition s.
When all is said and done, a guide is going to get you through your trip safely and more efficiently than you would be able to do yourself.
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When you’re trying to create a softw are product or get a design project done, you’re faced with similar options.
Do you go it alone, using your existing in-house team to try to solve problems you’ve never faced before (while staying on time and within budget).
Or do you work with an experience d 3rd party, one that can bring insight, expertise, and seasoned skills to your project.
At Drawbackwards, we strive to be the “guide” our clients need, helping them navigate the frequently rough waters of bringing a product experience or design concept to life.

There are four main ways to work with us: Team Augmentation

Project Execution .
Strategic Planning.
Training and Adv ising.
In each of these areas, Drawbackwards’ top-notch talent and decades of experience give your organization an advantage in any design project.
Team Augmentation.
Your team, optimized .
Every team is unique, but not every team is uniquely qua lified to handle every project that comes their way.
Whether you need more hands on deck, a more diversified skill set, or expertise to fill experience gaps, .

Drawbackwards can step in to help your team do the work better and faster

Product Leadership Unclear direction

Red tape.
Internal structural problems.
We can help align your team and establish a clear path forward, giving you a fresh perspective and a clearer vision for your project.

Specialized Talent Fill in the talent gaps on your team with experienced

world-class talent.
We can bring in just the right person for the job that needs to be done, whether it’s strategy, research, design, development, or management .

Collaboration Avoid wasted time

unnecessary hassle, and potential miscommunication.
We stay aligned with your team every step of the way, through weekly meetings , designated communication channels, and project workshops.
Plus, we work in small sprints, so there are no costly surprises.
We’re in this together.

Flexible Engagements Our flexible support models can adapt to various team sizes

time constraints, and project needs.
Customize our partnership to meet the unique needs of your organization .
We’ve successfully collaborated with a number of great companies who needed help augmenting their teams, including: Choice Hotels.
First Solar.
Swiftp age .
Project Execution .
Get it done— bet ter.
We’ve worked with many companies who know what they need (e.g.
an app), but aren’t sure how to make that vision a reality.
Fortunately, turning vision into reality is one of the things we do best.
Strategic Planning We identify the needs of the user, the employee, and the business in order to establish a clear vision and actionable plan for the project.
We know what questions to ask in order to get things moving in the right direction.

Product Leadership It’s easy to say “yes” to everything when creating your product

but that can quickly steer you off-course.
Clear product leadership and total alignment help you build the right product, with the right features, for the right audience.

World-Class Talent We’re great at what we do

Period.
With decades of experience working with Fortune 50 companies and creating billions of dollars of ROI, .

Drawbackwards offers top talent that will bring your project to life

End-to-End support Need a little help

Need a lot of help.
Either way, we’re here.
We offer support and insight from inception to delivery, and beyond.
Even after your product has shipped, we can help collect and interpret feedback to refine the product and create the ideal user experience.

Flexible Engagements We scale to fit your project’s needs

From the length of time required to complete the project, to the number of sprints we’ll break it into, we can customize our involvement to meet your unique needs.
We’ve worked with several companies to see their projects through from start to finish.
General Dynamics.
Sophos.
Matrix Medical.
Strategic Planning.
Align.
Unite.
Move forward.
Even within a single organization, different teams and departments can all have slightly different visions of what a product “should” be.
We’re good at aligning and uniting those teams so they can make decisions together and move the project forward.
Go-to-Market Strategy Too often, organizations know what they want their product to do, but no one is quite sure what the user wants the product to do.
We can help identify market segments and their needs, evaluate how users respond to product features, and adapt accordingly.
We can also determine the best way to get the word out and generate excitement about the product Team Alignment As a 3rd party, we help bridge the gaps between user needs, internal team needs, and business needs.
As we bring these needs into alignment, we end up with a clearer picture of what the product needs to accomplish.
As teams communicate what they want to us, those ideas get clearer and eventually morph into an executable strategy.
Product Vision Without a clear product vision, no one can be sure who the product is for, how it will be used, and what exactly it needs to do.
Our team knows which questions to ask to help bring the product vision into focus.
Only with this focus can we design clean, clear, comfortable interfaces that will delight users and accomplish end goals.
Flexible Engagements Different teams can describe and execute the same process in different ways.
Our flexibility allows us to recognize and understand those different processes, identify any major gaps, and bring everyone to a shared understanding of the process and workflow.
We’ll point out the tradeoffs and help you decide what’s best moving forward.
Our strategic planning expertise has served many great companies over the years, including: American Express.
Zerorez.
Matrix Medical.
Advising & Mentorship.
Learn from the best.
Many organizations want to build their own talented, competent teams, but they’re not sure how.
Our mentorship process can show your team how it’s done, with education, workshops, guidance, critiques, and audits every step of the way.
Design Thinking Evangelism Chances are, your organization’s leadership has never taken a design- or user-centered approach to creating products and services.
We help to show your entire company to know what they don’t know, and to commit to continuous improvement.
Design Direction We create design systems that allow teams to leverage reusable components in their projects, creating a consistent experience and giving the team momentum.
Establish design leadership to direct the project based on business objectives, user needs and employee goals, prioritize resources, and create a more seamless experience for users and employees.
Mentoring Your designers may know what to do, but do they know how to think.
Our mentors offer feedback and critique to help junior designers grow, while also teaching them how to request and implement feedback effectively.
Code Reviews A great product needs great code.
Our team can help ensure your code is clean and using best practices.
We work together with our clients to raise the quality of all code involved in the project, for a better overall deliverable.
Product Audits You’ve completed a project, but aren’t sure if it’s as user friendly as you’d like it to be.
We can audit products from a user-centric perspective, pointing out areas for improvement to help you create a product you and your users will love.
The bottom line: don’t underestimate the value that an experienced and seasoned design team can add to your projects and products.
Whether you’re still wading in the shallows or ready to take on the fierce rapids, we can help you create the team, the products, the processes, and the experiences that will take your organization’s design efforts to the next level.
Further Reading.
How to Calculate the ROI of UX.
Should You Build an In-House UX Team or Partner with a UX Agency?.
Enterprise UX Design: Unlocking ROI from the Inside Out.
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Enjoy a user-friendly workspace and more features, and deliver consistently engaging programs that win hearts with effective lifecycle marketing.
Intuitive platform.

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Combine either contact scoring or RFM values with both dynamic content and powerful segmentation, for even greater ROI.
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dotdigital uses Azure cloud storage for extra security when it comes to your data and your customers’ data.
Support you can rely on.
We pride ourselves on our people.
Besides in-house expertise on deliverability and strategy, every dotdigital customer receives global, award-winning customer service at no fee.
Innovation and growth.
Built, not bought, we’ve retained our freedom to innovate.
Our public roadmap means we keep up with industry expectations, enabling you to amaze and delight your customers.
We can complement your existing platforms.
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Is it expensive to store data insights in dotdigital Engagement Cloud

Among other insight collections, storing products, orders, web behavioral insights, .

And more in your dotdigital Engagement Cloud is completely free

You probably already segment on contact data fields like gender, age, and location, but imagine having every data field relevant to your business all in one place to segment from.
The sky’s then the limit.

What artificial intelligence (AI) credentials does dotdigital have

With a data storage model that lets us query big data sets – like, really big – and a data science team who knows where to start, we’ve been busy building scalable, smart solutions that will help you do more with less.
Speak to us to find out more about what we’ve already delivered and what’s coming up next.
We’ll save the empty buzzwords for the competition.
Does Engagement Cloud support a single customer view.
dotdigital doesn’t believe in redundant features.
Since most businesses don’t actually engage on a one-on-one basis, we give you data that is useful and actionable.
That’s not to say we don’t provide you with customer insights.
Take a look at our retail and customer dashboard, complete with custom persona movement reporting you can create priceless segments from.
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The fundamental principles of our management training enable greater organizational agility through managed evolutionary change, rather than defined or designed processes.  Our passion lies in helping people produce better business results for their customers, their employees.

And their owners. The company was originally named David J Anderson and Associates

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The consultancy business David started was very successful and won global clients

With the knowledge of his findings back in 2010 he published the book ‘Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business’ which is in the top 5 agile books ever published. This success led to recognition in the industry and an early enthusiast market who were looking for an alternative to the other Agile methods being prescribed.
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I’ve been in PR for nearly ten years and was lucky enough to join the industry just as it started to become entangled with digital and social media , which enabled me to carve out a little niche for myself as a digital specialist since I happen to have a bit of experience in the online world.
Before PR I was a tech journalist for 13 years and, to be honest, it still sometimes feels strange not turning up to an editorial office every day.
When people ask me why I made the leap, I usually tell them that it seemed like the most logical progression , but the truth is that PR is a very different world to the kind of tech-magazine journalism I spent much of my life doing.
I don’t feel like I made any sort of logical, smooth progression , I feel like I jumped right into the deep end of a completely new career.
The most noticeable change in your day to day life is that people stop treating you like you’re important, but I think all but the most deluded of journos would expect that, so it’s not worth dwelling on.
There are other changes that I was less prepared for.
When I was a hack I lived in a little bubble that was protected from any kind of commercial reality , all I had to worry about was producing great articles and meeting deadlines (or at least, not missing them by too much).
Most of the tech magazines I worked on had an atmosphere that was somewhere between a playground and a laboratory – lots of smart people in a room together, having fun and challenging each other.
The suits always took care of the business side of things for us.
In a PR agency, you’re acutely aware from day one that you need to earn your keep: all that really matters is getting good results for the client and winning new business for the agency.
This may seem perfectly obvious, but it can be a serious culture shock for somebody who’s only ever been judged on something as subjective as how well they can write.
When I was a journalist I was largely free to manage my own time as I pleased, so long as I showed up to the office occasionally and the work got done on time.
PR agencies require their staff to fill in timesheets to account for every minute of their day because their staff’s time is, essentially , their chief commodity and they need to keep track of it closely.
In all honesty, .

This is the one part of the PR industry I have always struggled to adjust to

I completely understand the need for it, I just hate having to do it.

Journos going into PR at a junior level are probably better equipped for the move

because they are most likely to be focusing on getting coverage and if they’ve got good contacts in their industry they’ll probably do quite well.
At the more senior levels, it’s a different game entirely.
Firstly, you have to deal with clients, who can sometimes be difficult and demanding – they’ve invested significant budget in your agency, and they’re depending on you to do a good job, so they’re understandably going to want to make sure you’re doing your best to deliver on your promises, so that they can deliver on the promises they’ve made to their boss.
Secondly, you need to learn a lot more about budgeting and project management.
Putting a magazine together has its own challenges, .

But running PR activities for major corporations requires a completely new skill set

Finally, you have to learn to pitch and win new business – it’s a steep learning curve, and often requires the same kind of all-hands-to-the-pump attitude that magazines go through on deadline week.
It’s good fun though, and the buzz you get from working on a winning pitch is one of my favourite things about the job.
One of the most interesting differences between journalism and PR is the attitude to creativity.

All PR agencies strive for creativity

they hold brainstorms and run training sessions and hire consultants to help their teams be more creative, while on all of the magazines I’ve worked for, creativity just happens by itself.
I think the reasons for this are pretty much everything I’ve outlined above – it’s easier to be creative when there’s a distinct lack of pressure in your working environment.
Obviously, PR agencies need that pressure, they need to get results for clients, win new business, track their staff’s time and all the rest of it, but ultimately that makes it so much harder for people to be as creative as they could be in a more relaxed atmosphere.

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Miss K January 9, 2017 at 1:17 am Hi Lance, What an insightful article.
I did several internships in anchoring and print magazine prior to graduations.
Then, I recently started my PR carrer in an agency and I resonate with what you said ‘People stop treating you like you’re important’.
I’ve been thinking of doing some freelance writing for a fashion magazine, .

However it seems to contradict with what I do in PR

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Things to Consider Before Purchasing The Best Accounting Software For Mac

When you’re looking for the best financial software for Mac you’re going to want to consider the price.
It must be within your pre-defined budget, (which may be easier if it’s on a promotional offer).  However, you should also consider whether your preferred software can do what you need it to.
Which Accounting Software Should I Choose?.
The following list shows you the best options currently available, this will help you to narrow your search.
But, to make sure you choose the right one, consider how each app will handle y our company invoices, payments, and other transactions.
You should also consider storage, cloud-based may be a better option for most businessesExport data into an analysis-ready format.
Easy input is essential when you’re using accounting apps.
But, it’s also very important to be able to export the data easily.
This will allow you to present, and understand it, in the way that best suits you.
You need to be able to set up a template that allows data to be exported and ready to use.
This won’t just make it easier for you to understand and discuss the data, it will also ensure it is accurate every time.
Automatic form field recognition on PDFs.

Mac accounting software should be able to detect the fields in a PDF

identify them, and then automatically enter the right data for you.
It should even work on non-interactive PDF’s.
You don’t need to be told how much time this will save you.
Preserve industry-standard PDF files accurately.
Automatic form field recognition is only half the battle.
Your Mac financial software should be able to preserve the existing information and the format, this ensures that it can be printed correctly every time.
This is exceptionally important when you’re dealing with industry-standard forms, one thing in the wrong place can nullify the form and force you to start again.
It can even be the difference between being ready for a deadline, or not.
Create fillable and editable forms from scratch.
A good accounting package will allow you to create new forms easily.  Relevant information from your data can be automatically included with other fields left open to be edited as necessary.
This is another great time saver, it’s worth ensuring your software can handle this.
Secure confidential accounting files with password protection.
Accounts and financial matters are confidential.
Financial apps need to ensure the data is kept confidential, especially when using cloud-based storage.
You also need to ensure there are password controls with different levels of access.
This will help to ensure that your staff only see the data they need to.
It can also help to reduce the risk of fraud.
Protect specific, sensitive content with the redaction function.
Looking after personal data properly is a hot topic, there are too many incidents of data loss, theft, or corruption.  The redaction function will ensure that all personally identifiable information can be removed.
In short, your staff will only see the information they need to see, according to their clearance level.
Use OCR to create quality, editable, digital files from paper documents.
The theory is we live in a paperless world.
But, as anyone dealing with accounts, payments, and other financial matters knows, this is simply not the case.
Your accounting package needs to be able to scan paper documents and convert them to digital, while still allowing you to search for them and read the relevant info.
OCR software ensures document fields can be read, making it far superior to simply scanning and storing documents. Unlock the Full Potential of Accounting Software for Mac.
When choosing the best accounting software for Mac you should consider what else the package can offer.  Any accounting package should give you basic accounts functions.  What you need to find is software that offers more, making your life easier today and future-proofing your systems.
Best Accounting Software for Mac Reviews.
Check out these options reviewed by Digital Software Products.
They are all worth considering for your new, Mac-based, accounting system.
1.
QuickBooks Online.
4.8/5 Is Quickbooks for Mac the best accounting software currently available.
There’s a good chance the answer is yes, especially if you’re small business or sole-enterprise.
This app is designed to be accessed by up to 5 users at the same time.
It should be noted it can be used by more people but the functionality will be reduced.
Payments, invoices, and other accounting functions can be easily inputted from dedicated screens.
The information is then portrayed on a single dashboard, all info is synced in real-time and can be viewed by all users at the same time.
Alongside the standard profit and loss reports, invoices, and bank reconciliations, you can design custom reports to portray the exact information you need.
This is great for shareholder meetings, investors, or even motivational staff meetings.  Share just what you need to!You should note there are different pricing models depending on your needs and the size of your business.
The online version uses cloud-storage and can be accessed anywhere, from any device.
Your clients can even see and pay their invoices online.
Pros.
Option to create custom reports.
Monthly payments.
Integrates with Quickbooks, Online Payroll, and Intuit GoPayment.
Accessible from your mobile.
Cons.
For a beginner, this app can be a little complicated, simply because it offers so much.
You can’t do or link to, payroll with this online app unless you pay an additional monthly charge.
2.
ADP workforce now 4.7/5 One of the best features of this accounting app is the error-detection, it helps to ensure your data is accurate while highlighting potential issues.
This particular program is designed for medium to large businesses and allows you to purchase just the modules you need.
In effect, the software will grow with you and your business.
Additional modules include payroll, tax, HR management, time & labor, and talent management.
Data input is straightforward, as you would expect.
But, the real beauty of this product is that it has some of the best reporting features you’ll find on any accounting app.
You can use standard reports or create your own, to ensure you get the right information, every time.
You’ll also find the interface is very intuitive, helping new employees to quickly understand and use the system.
Pros.
Professional Services implementation available to customize the software and implementation.
Training courses available, classroom-based or online.
Excellent customer service support.
Ability to grow the software with your needs.
Cons.
Lack of built-in training options, although it does link with standard learning apps and you can access free webinars.
Each module costs extra, which may be an issue if you want all the modules on offer.
3.
Xero 4.7/5 If you’ve got a basic understanding of accounting but find it difficult to understand the more complex notions, such as double-entry bookkeeping, then this is the best accounting software for you.
It is specifically designed to be easy to use, regardless of your skill level.
In fact, Xero has become one of the most popular accounting apps in the world, just because of its ease of use.
Xero is best for smaller businesses and offers a full range of accounting services, with cloud-based storage to ensure you can access your figures from anywhere in the world.

This means it works perfectly on Mac or Windows

which is a bonus if you have several home workers using different computers.
You can even access it from your mobile.
Alongside a well-designed interactive dashboard with charts and graphs, you’ll find an easy to read display for bank reconciliations, invoices to be settled and bills to pay.
You can even link directly to individual modules from the dashboard, allowing you to create an invoice with one click.
You can then email invoices straight from the program, convert any quote into an invoice and update your inventory automatically.
Pros.
Very good value with low monthly cost.
It’s possible to upgrade as your business grows.
Very easy to use with an excess of 50 reports.
4,000 line inventory with automatic reordering alerts.
Cons.
Payroll not included although you can add Gusto virtually effortlessly.
Lower-grade plans don’t give you many resources, but upgrading the plan is possible.
4.
Freshbooks 4.6/5 Freshbooks is designed as the ultimate online accounting solution.
In fact, it’s a pretty impressive system for something that started as an invoicing solution.
If you have a small or mid-sized business you should consider using Freshbooks.
The lightest plan is cost-effective but you can only bill up to 5 clients.
Fortunately, there are upgrades to allow you to handle up to 50, or even up to 500 clients.
It is possible to go higher than this but you’ll need to speak to Freshbooks regarding your needs.
You can create invoices, receive payments, and even track time.
But, the really good news is that all the double-entry booking associated with these activities is completed for you.
For those that want to get more technical, there is a complete chart of accounts, income options, bank reconciliations, and both the trial balance and the balance sheet.
You can even connect to your bank, allowing the software to do most of the work for you.
The real beauty of this product is n how easy it is to use the system, you’ll find you don’t need training videos, it’s intuitive.
Pros.
Very easy to set up, just follow the instructions given on the screen.
Training videos included in the package.
Possible to set permission levels.
Link to a financial institution.
Cons.
Can take you a short while to get orientated, but once you are you’ll love it.
Functionality limited for larger businesses.
5.
Fetch 4.5/5 Fetch is not a new product, its been around in one form or another since 1989.
That’s plenty of time for it to be refined and improved, the result speaks for itself.
In fact, Fetch can be described as one of the easiest accounting apps to use today, you won’t need any training to find your way around the system.
Initially designed as an expense reporting software, it has now been expanded to cover the entire process, allowing expenses to be filed via a digital app.
The expenses are then moved through a process-driven module to ensure they are approved and settled within the company guidelines.
Receipts can even be scanned to back-up the submitted claim.
It also allows you to automatically collect digital invoices, simply connect to your suppliers portal and the system will automatically collect the invoice and file it in the ledgers for you.
It can even reconcile with the bank if you have automated payments.
In short, Fletch is helping businesses move more toward real-time accounting.
Pros.
One-off payment.
Very easy to navigate.
Excellent customer support.
Drag and drop facility works very well.
Cons.
Can’t undertake multiple simultaneous uploads, but there is no limit you can do one after the other.
Unable to reorganize the shortcuts, although this isn’t really an issue once you know where everything is.
6.
Zoho Invoice 4.5/5 As the name suggests this product is specifically designed to help you deal with your invoicing needs.
There are 16 templates to choose from, ensuring you can quickly create an invoice.
You can even send the invoices in a selection of languages, there are currently 14 different options available.
The cost is minimal for the basic levels but, if you choose to go for the highest level of Zoho invoice you may prefer to choose the entry-level of Zoho Books, which offers full accounting features.
Pros.
Very easy to use.
Excellent customer support.
An impressive array of invoicing features.
Free option – as well as 3 levels of paid plans.
Cons.
No ability to connect to inventory/stock control.
Limited integration with other apps.
7.
Zoho books 4.4/5 Zoho Books was created to help you manage your finances, specifically your cashflow.
This helps to ensure you have the most up-to-date information and can make the best possible decision for your business.
The app is very easy to use and comes under the umbrella of Zoho products, you can connect different products or just use one and be assured that security and support are sorted.
You’ll be able to monitor your P and L, cash flow, and even your balance sheets, ensuring you know the true position of your business at any given time.
It’s also web-based, ensuring you can access your information wherever you are.

Zoho Books is a complete accounting package

You’ll find invoice creation, automatic emailing, bill tracking, bank reconciliations, and even cheque printing!Although the system encourages digital invoicing, it recognizes that not all companies are ready to receive invoices this way.

If required Zoho Books will actually send hard copies of invoices for you

The interface is exceptionally well-laid out, you’ll intuitively know where you need to go next and you can access real-time reporting with an overview of all the essential elements.
Pros.
Low monthly price with upgrade possible.
Web-based for great accessibility.
Full of features.
Good range of automatic features.
Cons.
Only 2 users with a basic account but you can pay a small extra fee for additional users.
Can’t reorganize the cards on the dashboard, although they are quite well laid out anyway.
8.
Quickbooks enterprise 4.3/5 Quickbooks is one of the biggest names in the world of accounting software, it’s not surprising that it made the best accounting software for Mac list!In fact.

Quickbooks has been available on the Mac since the mid-1990s

but, the latest version is cloud-based, ensuring you can access it from anywhere and any computer system.
This software is designed to be an end-to-end product.
You can manage your suppliers, customers, payments, bank reconciliations, and all reporting functions.
It even includes a payroll system that allows you to integrate the payroll and automatically post it to your accounts.
In short, you’ll be able to input information and get a complete view of your accounts, whenever you want.
Pros.
Available on almost any device, ensuring you always have access to your accounts.
Can be customized to suit your needs and integrates with many third-party apps.
The desktop version has one-off payment, monthly fee available for the online version.
Can handle anything you can throw at it.
Cons.
Price does increase significantly after the introductory offer expires.
But, you’re getting an impressive package for the funds.
Customer service can be lacking as the company has become so large.
9.
Springahead 4.3/5 This web-based software is dedicated to tracking time and creating the necessary invoices from the information collected.
It is designed specifically for service companies, accounting professionals, and any other business that bills employee time onto the clients.
Employees will need to be connected to the app, this will then allow the timecards to be filled out automatically and invoices to be created when jobs are complete.
You can decide the line descriptions in advance and then monitor the production of invoices to ensure they are as expected.
In addition, this app can track project expenses and employee expense claims, speeding the settlement time and allowing you to verify what your funds are being spent on.
You can also import credit and bank card transactions to help speed up the reconciliation process.
Pros.
Automated time cards and invoicing.
Doubles as expense claim app.
Can handle foreign currency conversions.
Will track project costs by various criteria.
Cons.
The reporting is thorough but you may find it difficult to get the info on just one client.
You have to go into a project to view time instead of being able to view it from a report module.
10.
Sage intacct 4.2/5 Sage is another huge company in the world of accounting software.
The Intacct software is a cloud-based accounting solution that allows you to access accounts payable, receivable, cash flow management, and the general ledger.
You can access built-in reports or create your own reports to assess the current position of your business.
It works well as a standalone system or it can easily integrate with a variety of third-party apps.
Pros.
Very easy to use with an intuitive interface.
Excellent customer support.
Good value for the monthly fee.
A wide array of functions.
Cons.
No mobile platform yet, this would make it easier to access the software from anywhere.
Style is dated although this doesn’t affect it’s functioning power.
11.
Zoho Expense 4.1/5 Zoho offers Expense software that works well alongside the invoice app mentioned earlier.
Again, these are individual options, you can simply use Zoho Books to cover all your accounting needs.
The software is well-designed and starts at a very low monthly fee if you have 10 users or less.
There is even a free version if you have one or two users and want to test the product out.
This app is designed to simplify the process of claiming expenses, you can automate the reporting and even the repayment by registering different payment methods.
Simply digitally capture your receipt and assign it to a project and the software will take care of the rest.
Pros.
Well designed and customizable.
Good level of integration, especially with other Zoho products.
Good price tag.
Cons.
Separate report needs to be created for expense claims, potentially slowing the process.
Conclusion.
Now that you know some of the basics you can continue to master your skills.
Learning accounting software is not only great for your business but also for your own personal development.
Many successful entrepreneurs have created a course from scratch with success, and business software is a great space where people are willing to spend money.
The programs mentioned are a great start for your understanding of accounting software for macs.
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